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Energy and electricity

Betrouwbare, betaalbare en duurzame energie voor Europa

11 May 2021
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The energy industry in Rotterdam benefits from the logistics provisions for the supply of energy feedstock, the availability of sufficient cooling water, a well-developed high-voltage grid and the presence of a large petrochemical cluster with extensive energy requirements. 

As a result of the strategic location and the existing energy supplies, the port plays a significant role in the transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon energy supply.  

With five energy plants, there is a combined power capacity of 3.9GW. In combination with the expansion of solar and wind production, these energy plants will continue to play a vital role in the future to supply the port, the Netherlands and Europe with electricity. We are working on various plans to make CO2-free energy and electricity supply possible.  

Furthermore, there have been considerable investments in renewable energy in the port in recent years, being (2023 figures). 

  • Wind in the port: +/-330MW installed wind capacity. 
  • We are currently working on various landing points for offshore wind farms. We expect to be able to facilitate a 7.4GW of landing points by 2030. That is 35% of all offshore wind projects in the Netherlands. 
  • Solar power: +/-90MWp installed capacity. 

Together with grid operators Stedin and TenneT, we are working on various projects to strengthen the electrical grid. That is required to make the port even more sustainable.